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88mancheman

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  1. I will make sure to check all of those on Friday when I get a chance to tinker with the jeep some more, I asked around to a few guys who have done transmissions in the past and all 3 of them asked if the dowl pins where in good condition and if I had replaced and torqued the two upper torx bolts so I guess I have a few other things to check too
  2. oh well, I saw Chrysler wanted an insane amount for a TC, for the price they are asking I'd throw a few hundred more on top and buy a brand new ax15 Anyone know if Dacco , Transstar , or Oregon performance are any good? those seem to be the only places I've found selling the AW4 TC for a reasonable amount
  3. Thank you for the food for thought! I never truly understood why vents where there other than to keep mud out & water out and oil in but I guess I learn some new knowledge everyday!!! based on your statement would you recommend against installing the outer seals on the axles as the inner ones are more than sufficient for there purpose? I think I've already come to that conclusion but I'm one of those who likes to get opinions from as many as I can and wager the pros and cons on things like this
  4. Any chance you remember who the seller was?
  5. Do one of these dealers happen to be Oregon performance? I can only seem to find them and import alliance who sell AW4 TC or eBay but I'm pretty sure the ebay seller is Oregon performance....maybe I'm not looking hard enough
  6. Does anyone know of a good reputable company that is either making new TC for the aw4 or possibly good reman’s? After replacing my flex plate a while back I’ve still been getting an intermittent “knock” and a “cans in a rock” sound on occasion when coasting and then reapplying throttle, it seems to go away when the TC is locked but with my new REM I can see the knock sensor go up about 5units on occasion when the TC is locked indicating (hopefully) that the main issue all along is a bad or damaged TC, I’m going to try to bring it down to AMMCO one of these days as one of the other members here on CC mentioned that they do free or super cheap diagnoses but I figured I’d start the search now as it seems these little things seem to run in the $200-300 range [emoji22] but I’m not sure which direction to look for a quality unit any help would be greatly appreciated!!! -thanks in advance I know this is a weird one
  7. Thank you for the response I’m leaning towards the factory outter as you stated it was designed that way and most of them have been just fine that way, I like the extra insurance but I’m not sure if it’s the best choice for my type of wheeling, I live in Cali and I’m trying to move the project alittle more towards a weekend crawler type rig (hopefully one day I can possibly take it to Moab or Shaffer lake or the rubicon without ruin any body panels) more than anything else, I do like to just go have fun on random back roads and what not and sometimes that includes a little bit of mud & water but I’m starting to think that the factory outer “seals” are just fine and that I’m going to have to drown the axle pretty completely and for a good amount of time for that axle tube to fill up, I don’t ever plan on that and I guess if I do that a whole seal replacement & fluid change would be in order afterwards anyways so I’m thinking those outers are more trouble that they are worth as they could hide a leaking axle seal or a packed axle
  8. Thank you for the response, I don’t do a lot of mud wheeling or major water crossings but when doing major fixes such as this I always like to upgrade when I can so I hopefully don’t have to go back to it anytime soon just I n case there is that one time I end up in a decent crossing or mud pit, I just received both the stock outter ring “seal” things and some aftermarket ten factory greaseable outter seals and am still debating on what to put in when I do this next weekend, I’m leaning towards the factory rings as the factory designed the Dana 30 To be this way but just hoping there is someone out there with them on there MJ who could chime in as well to change my mind before i just throw some new factory rings on :)
  9. Thank you for the recommendation, I have some of those ten factory outter seals on order currently will those suffice? I’m also seeing some alloy USA ones and a few other brands that just get more and more expensive but how important are these seals? I’ve been reading that they are a bad idea as they can trap water in and can possibly reduce the life of the inner seal and axle tubes as water can get trapped inside the outter seal is this just someone’s myth from not greasing them often or a realistic concern?
  10. Thank you for the quick reply I have 2 of them on there way! The parts store as kept insisting that 42500 was the same thing but I know better than that
  11. Hey all after a recent wheeling trip it seems my vent tube seemed to squirm off and it’s more than likely muddy water has gotten in there [emoji22] I’m going to pull it all apart and clean it up replace the seals and fluid and fix the vent tube this weekend but I’m seeming to have trouble figuring out which inner axle seals I will need for a Dana 30 non disconnect axle I’ve found many different brands and part numbers and I’ve come down to these part numbers from spicer : 46470 & 42500 Will these work or are these for the CAD axles? Hopefully someone here has tackled this before and can help me out
  12. Hey all I'm sorry if I'm posting this in the wrong section but I was at pick n pull today and they had a Comanche sad to see but happy day for parts lol, anyway it was pretty far gone but there was a few pieces I grabbed before I left like the chrome front grill and the side vents that have been spray painted black I figured someone on here would be searching for these so I figured I would post it up here and see if anyone was interested before it goes into the sea of old parts lol I'll post pictures of them in a few once my phone charges up some
  13. I will defiantly double check everything on the transmission and checkout the flexplate again but I’m slightly concerned about the black oil looking stuff that was coming out of the tail pipe I’ll have to update in better detail this weekend when I get back around to checking her out :)
  14. Does the fan clutch have resistance when trying to spin the mechanical fan? A bad fan clutch could cause some overheating issues, as for the not starting, I would check to make sure 100% no wires are disconnected before going onto the next step turn the key on and off 2-3 times and then leave the key in the on/running position and check to see if fuel pressure is building/holding in the fuel rail ontop of the intake manifold here : If your getting fuel to the fuel rails then that is 1/3 things the engine needs to run and air is everywhere around it so that is 2/3 things, I would then start checking spark by pulling 1 of the spark plugs putting it back inside the spark plug boot and putting the spark plug against the block of the engine and have someone crank the engine and see if you see spark on the spark plug if so then that’s 3/3 things the engine needs to run and hopefully enough basic info someone with more knowledge of the Renix system can help out :)
  15. Hey all after weeks and weeks of hard work the Comanche is almost ready for summer EXECPT... the ole 4.0 seems to be knocking somehow... she had a bad flex plate knock that I addressed last weekend but after I was all finished up I took her on a test drive she was perfect for the first 20 minutes or so but as soon as I came to a stop light and idled for a few minutes I noticed there was a slight knock, I pulled over and inspected and it defiantly sounded like the engine had a slight knock at idle but nothing past idle.. so I let her cool off and drove her slowly home listening for odd sounds, nothing happend on the drive home but as soon as I pulled her into the garage I noticed she was spitting a tiny bit of oil out the tail pipe onto the wall..... I shut her down and have been pondering what could have caused this, as the only 3 things I’ve done to the engine in the past 6 months have been a new radiator, flex plate and muffler.... then I got to thinking...the muffler I welded up was an old flow master off a friends 5.0 v8 mustang it was a the same diameter as the Jeep and from a v8 so I figured it would have a larger flow and work just fine, but is it possible that this muffler is causing too much back pressure and harming my engine? Or is this starting to sound like a rebuild...?
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